Just to be clear about Quake3, in particular...
Those numbers are absolutely, positively _wrong_. Do not think for a moment that they _might_ be right, under any circumstance.
Look at any other NV35 preview, and you will see the 9800/5900 be very close to one another...
I'm just glad that Anand took the time to verify that those numbers are not only correct from a benchmarking perspective, but that they also seem reasonable, given just a touch of common sense.
It's been 2 weeks now, and I know for a fact that people have emailed him letting him know that he's flat out wrong.